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VariousNYC Salsa 3 – The Incendiary Sound Of Latin New York ... CD
Fania, 1970s. Used ... $22.99
New York's on fire with this cooking batch of salsa tracks from the 70s – mostly numbers pulled from the catalog of the mighty Fania Records, plus some of the other smaller imprints who've come under its wing! The music here is the stuff that pushed Fania over the top at the time – bold, beautiful Latin grooves that are filled with righteous power, enough so to extend far past their NYC origins, to a much larger audience worldwide. As with other volumes in the series, the track list is very well-chosen, and the package is equally well done overall – and the CD features a total of 16 tracks that include "Papa Boco" by Latin Tempo, "Baila Que Baila" by Tipica 73, "Asi Son Bongo" by Chamaco Ramirez, "Con Su Permiso" by Hector Rivera, "Avisale" by La Muralla, "Aprovechate" by Orquesta Flamboyan, "Los Cabezones" by Tommy Olivencia, "Enamorado" by Los Kimbos, "Mi Timbal" by Ray Rodriguez, and "De Se Mismo Trago" by Pete Bonet & Louie Ramirez. CD
(Out of print. Includes original slipcase.)
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✨✧ VariousNew Orleans Funk – The Original Sound Of Funk Vol 3 – Two-Way-Pocky-Way, Gumbo Ya Ya & The Mardi Gras Mambo ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
The cover image looks old-timey, but the grooves on the set are totally modern – a wealth of wonderful funky numbers from the New Orleans scene of the 60s and 70s – just the kind of gems that made us love the previous two volumes in this series! We might well argue that this third collection is the coolest of the bunch – as it features some more obscure, overlooked gems from the Crescent City – filled with the kind of raw rhythms and driving grooves that always make Nola soul tracks so great! There's no hoke here at all – no Mardi Gras cliches nor pandering for the tourists – and instead, this stuff is at the cusp of the best bursting moment of pride and power for New Orleans – the kind of cuts cut at a time when the city was really discovering how great it could be. As with all Soul Jazz sets, the notes and package really live up to the quality of the music – and the set's overflowing with greatness, in a batch of 18 tracks that includes "What You Want" by Lee Dorsey & The Meters, "Got A Get My Baby Back Home" by Tony Owens, "Fairchild" by Willie West, "Go To The Mardi Gras" by Professor Longhair, "Trouble With My Lover" by Betty Harris, "Omar Khayyam" by The Rubaiyats, "Gossip Gossip" by Diamond Joe, "Fagged Out" by The Deacons, "The Book" by Eldridge Holmes, "We The People" by Allen Toussaint, "Jockey Ride (parts 1 & 2)" by The Explosions, and "Do It Fluid" by The Dirty Dozen Brass Band. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousSmooth Cruising – Hot Wax & Invictus Treasures ... CD
Hot Wax/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Smooth grooves from the Hot Wax and Invictus labels – part of the Holland Dozier Holland imprint that was really making some new Detroit magic in early 70s soul! The collection here focuses on some of the overlooked gems in the labels' catalogs – midtempo numbers that were sometimes overlooked next to the bigger HDH hits, but which are some of our favorite tracks from the imprints – often as forward-thinking and sophisticated as the best modern soul coming from Chicago or Philly at the time! The CD's overflowing with obscure gems – including "I'm Worried" by Melvin Davis, "VIP" by Scherrie Payne, "Cheba" by The 8th Day, "Deeper & Deeper" by Freda Payne, "Don't Leave Me Starvin For Your Love" by Brian Holland, "Something New About You" by Silent Majority, "Ain't It Good Feelin Good" by Eloise Laws, "Hey There Lonely Girl" by The Glass House, and "A Song For You" by The Politicians. CD

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✨✧ VariousSoul Of Spanish Harlem – Beautiful Soul Music From The Heart Of New York's Spanish Harlem ... CD
Fania/BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the hippest sets we've ever seen on Spanish Harlem – a collection that goes way past the Latin Soul hits, to dig deep in the uptown underground at the end of the 60s! The package is compiled with gems from the Fania catalog, but rally moves past the obvious – going for some of the more obscure artists who recorded singles for some of the smaller Fania-held labels – and often focusing on tunes that drew more from late 60s soul and funk than they did from any Latin rhythms of the time. The singers are especially wonderful – and often hit a vibe that's right up there with some of Joe Bataan's best of the period – richly soulful, but often deeply personal too – never as polished as chart soul, and often showing a grittier, more realistic style that's totally great – especially when mixed with instrumentation as tight as this! Titles include "Reflections Of My Life" by 125th Street Candy Store, "On Old Broadway" by 107th Street Stickball Team, "Don't Be Afraid" by Lebron Brothers, "Central Park" by Harvey Averne Dozen, "Heaven" by Tito Ramos, "Your Smile" by Parris, "Some Lonely Heart" by Ronnie Marks, "There's No Girl" by Olivieri, "Maria Maria" by King Nando, "Already Satisfied" by Tony Middleton & Bobby Matos, "Nitty Boo Boo" by The Nitty Sextette, "Lonely Has Been My Day" by Ralphie & The Latin Lovers, "I'm Gonna Leave You" by Russell Cohen & The New Yorkers, and "Ain't No Big Thing" by Ralfi Pagan. CD

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